Ting Ministries is excited to announce we are expanding our work in Bulgaria to the Pleven orphanage. As some of you may know, the Carpenter’s daughter Angelina came home from Pleven at 5 and a half. She weighed only 12 pounds.
Today, she is almost walking! Gone is the little girl who never smiled – she is full of joy, fun, and laughter.
Ting Ministries works in Bulgaria in several ways already (See Where We Work). Today, we are pleased to begin work in Pleven by the continued funding of the Lelya “Auntie” program. Currently, there are about 80 children in Pleven and 15 aunties who come to the orphanage for 4 hours a day. (Disclaimer: TM Bulgaria is not a continuation of, nor affiliated with The Pleven Project. We are an independent organization with our own team).
How it Works:
The aunties each look after one or two children and play with them, talk with them, and provide much needed stimulation often missing from orphanage care (due to lack of time and workers). The difference between the children with aunties and those without is clear. Even just a few hours with an auntie has shown great benefits: the children are more on-target socially and mentally, and the better care results in better overall physical development. The hope is the care of the aunties prepares children’s development to thrive in the care of an adoptive family.
TM is establishing Christian contacts in Pleven. As with all our other country programs, these contacts are an essential part of the TM family. They are on-the-ground, seeing the differences and carrying out the programs. They are like-minded in their values and Christian beliefs, dedicated to helping the orphan and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In the future, TM Bulgaria plans: 1) For every child to have an auntie. 2) To extend work in other regions and orphanages of Bulgaria in the future.
How You Can Help!
You can help the Auntie Program right now. 1,000 dollars is needed for the Auntie program to be funded for the month of August! This is the salary, shared between all the aunties.
To help fund the auntie program for the month of August: 1) Use the PayPal on our website. 2) Send a check to Ting Ministries, 904 State Drive, Lebanon, PA 17042. Please specify for Bulgarian Auntie program
If you would like to become a monthly sponsor, contact us and we will send you a sign-up form with information. The cost to sponsor one auntie is 40 dollars per month.
Thank you friends and supporters! May God bless you for being a Voice for the Voiceless.
Proverbs 31: 8-9